Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: When you see this sign, you must:

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No entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles (usually indicates the end of a one-way road where all traffic is travelling in the other direction)

#2: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Traffic signs giving warnings are generally which shape?

 
 
 
 
There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

#3: Which stop line is used at stop signs?

 
 
 
 
The marking consists of a single continuous line 400 mm wide. It is used only at junctions controlled by stop signs.

Highway code rule: 171.

#4: A two-second rule is used for:

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Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on roads carrying faster-moving traffic and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. This is known as the two-second rule.

Remember, the two-second rule is for good conditions. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and increased still further on icy roads.

Highway code rule: 126.

#5: You want to turn left ahead. There is a cyclist just in front of you. You should:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#6: You are in an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway. When can you use the hard shoulder as a running lane?

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#7: You are travelling in heavy rain. Your overall stopping distance is likely to be:

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Heavy rain reduces visibility and the road will be extremely wet. A wet pavement makes it harder to strop and increases your stopping distance. Slow down and allow yourself at least twice the normal separation distance. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads.

Highway code rules: 126, 227.

#8: Which glasses should not be worn when driving at night?

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At night or in poor visibility, do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors if they restrict your vision.

Highway code rule: 94.

#9: You get a puncture on a motorway and manage to get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do next?

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Do not put yourself in danger by attempting even simple repairs.

Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder). The telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police. Use these in preference to a mobile phone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#10: You are driving on a motorway. If you feel at all sleepy, you should:

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If you feel at all sleepy, stop in a safe place. Take the next exit. Do not stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#11: If your car is fitted with anti-lock brakes, your tyres are less likely to

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Anti-lock brakes are designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while braking.

Highway code rule: 120.

#12: When driving at dusk or dawn, you should switch your headlights on:

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Use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen.

Highway code rules: 115, 226.

#13: At night you approach a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright white light. What should you expect ahead?

Large groups of people walking together should use wear fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, a look-out in front should show a white light and the one at the back a red light. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.

Highway code rule: 5.

#14: You are travelling along a motorway. Which overhead sign tells you to leave the motorway at the next exit?

 
 
 
 
Leave motorway at next exit. Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#15: Who has priority at junctions when traffic lights aren’t working?

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction where nobody has priority. Proceed with great care.

Highway code rules: 146, 176.

#16: What does this sign tell you?

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Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.

#17: As a driver, you may remove your seat belt when

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#18: How can you use your vehicle’s engine as a brake?

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Lower gear gives increased engine braking. Select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speed.

Highway code rule: 160.

#19: You approach a junction with a police officer directing traffic. The officer gives this signal. You must:

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This signal means stop for traffic approaching from behind. You must obey signals given by police officers, traffic officers, traffic wardens, and signs used by school crossing patrols. You can download the pdf version of Signals by Authorised Persons here

Highway code rule: 105.

#20: You are towing a trailer. If the trailer starts to swerve or snake, you should:

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Ease off the accelerator and reduce speed gently to regain control. Braking or steering heavily can make matters worse.

To avoid swerving or snaking, you should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s).

Highway code rule: 98.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

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